Friday, October 29, 2010

T-G-I-F; and Claire's first blog (via Aunt Amanda)!

Whew; T-G-I-F!!!!

Hi everyone!  

Mommy is at home, at last, I know she will get some deserved down time.  She has worked so hard, now it is her time to take a break from driving a lot.  She is helping Daddy at the Big Game Hunt this weekend back home. I miss her a lot but I know she is calling the nurse to check on me often and will be back very soon!  I can’t wait for her to hold me again. 

My nurse this morning was Maria.  She was telling Granny that I had some mild, shallow destats this morning but that everything was fine.  They have increased my feeds to 21 mL per hour…yummy umm!  I still weight about 3 lbs 10 oz, but with all this milk I hope to grow big and strong.

Dr. Bishop came down from Cardiology this morning to check my heart.  He said that it sounded good and that everything seemed to be okay today! Whew, good news!  He was explaining to Granny that the reason that I am destating (where the blood saturation drops below 80 when it should be close to 95-100) is because the hole in between my two ventricles.  The oxygenated blood from my left ventricle and the deoxygenated blood from my right ventricle mix between the two ventricles lowering the oxygen levels throughout my body.  That will be fixed later on when I have my heart surgery to fix the teratology of fallot. 

Nurse Gina came by to visit me today.  She brought me my Halloween costume.  Thank you so much Gina.  I can’t wait to show it off to everyone on Sunday!!  (Check back then for pictures)

Tammy Greenwood and Kristen Weaver came to visit me today.  They were my mom’s labor and delivery nurses for most of the time mom was in delivery.  Tammy said that I look just like daddy J Nurse Kimberly also stopped by to tell me how cute I was…Granny says that I am a social butterfly.  Mommy and Daddy better watch out!!

Aunt Amanda came to visit tonight and got to hold me.  I was sure glad she came, but I think I accidently tooted on her; oops!  I love making faces and sticking my tongue out at her and Granny.  Nurse Nancy is putting me back in the isolette for bedtime!  I love you Mom and Dad!  I can’t wait to see you both very soon!!!!!


Granny holding me!

Aunt Julie!
Aunt Amanda


  1. Oh Claire...I love you so much! I can't wait to see you again today with Aunt MiMi! Just let me finish up with a few more sessions and we'll be there! When Mommie is away...your aunts will SPOIL you!! :)

  2. Yep. SPOILED ROTTEN! I love it. cant wait for her costume pics! That purple boggin is the best! Love you Claire and family!